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S’Africa President’s son, Uganda Prime Minister’s daughter unite in marriage

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Andile Ramaphosa, son of South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has wedded his long-term fiancée, Bridget Birungi. The nuptials held at the Kololo suburb in Uganda.

The traditional marriage ceremony known as kuhingira was attended by Ramaphosa, and Yoweri Museveni who was also accompanied by the First Lady Janet.

‘’We would like to thank you for being trustworthy, for being dependable because you fulfilled the conditions. So, we are very happy to fulfill our part of handing over to you the hand of our daughter Bridget Birungi,’’ Mbabazi was quoted saying by Sowetan Live.

‘’In our culture, we hand the child to the father and it’s now my pleasure to do just that.’’

‘’We accept her as our daughter firstly, and we also accept her as our son’s beloved wife and I can assure you that the two of them are too deeply in love,’’ president Ramaphosa said.

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Ramaphosa’s wife, Dr Tshepo, his ex-wife Hope Ramaphosa and a delegation of about 150 people received Bridget into the first family of South Africa.

‘’As a big army from home, we are delighted that as we go home we won’t go back empty handed,’’ the South African president said.

‘’Many girls in South Africa are envious of you, even on social media they were saying why did he go so far when we are here. They don’t know that you fell in love in China,’’ he added.

Confirming his father’s statement, Andile revealed during a recent interview that the two met in Asia where he was working, and Bridget was pursuing her studies.

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Nigerian singer, Mr. Eazi, expands business empire, buys shares in South African basketball team

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Nigerian singer, Mr. Eazi, has expanded his fledgling business empire after he announced that he is now a shareholder in a South African basketball team, Cape Town Tigers, based in Gugulethu in Cape Town.

Mr. Eazi who has carved a niche for himself in the business world as a serial entrepreneur with a creative and business vision, revealed his new business interest on Friday via his Twitter handle where he posted that he opted to purchase the shares in order to follow in the footsteps of his mentor, Jay Z.

The “I Surrender” crooner who is also the co-founder of emPawa Africa, a ground-breaking talent incubator program that funds and mentors emerging African artists, said he decided to buy into the basketball team in his effort to further reinforce his role as a changemaker on the continent by pushing the African narrative forward.

Mr. Eazi who is currently in South Africa on business, wrote:

“I read that Jay’z got shares in a NYC basketball team! So I had to do my own to ff my mentor!!

“Happy to announce I am now a shareholder of @CapeTownTigers, the best basketball team in Africa from now going forward! See you at the next game! Honoured to be part of The family,” he posted.

The Cape Town Tigers Basketball team which was founded in 2019, is currently the reigning title holder of the South African National Championship having won two consecutive titles in 2021 and 2022.

The singer who is a Forbes Under 30 alumni, is one of Africa’s entertainers with hands in different business pies and has been featured by the CNN, Rolling Stone, Billboard and Forbes Africa for his forward-thinking approach to business.

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Egyptian archaeologists unearth world’s oldest complete mummy

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Egyptian archeologists have unearthed another “Pharaonic” tomb containing the oldest and “most complete” mummy yet to be discovered in the country, the Ministry of Tourism said in a statement on Friday.

The 4,300-year-old mummy was found at the bottom of a 15-metre shaft in a recently uncovered group of fifth and sixth dynasty tombs near the Step Pyramid at Saqqara, the director of the team, Zahi Hawass, told reporters at a press conference in Cairo.

According to Hawass, the mummy of a man named Hekashepes, was discovered in a limestone sarcophagus that had been sealed in mortar.

This mummy may be the oldest and most complete mummy found in Egypt to date,” Hawass, said in the statement.

“Among other tombs found was one belonging to Khnumdjedef, an inspector of officials, a supervisor of nobles and a priest during the reign of Unas, last pharaoh of the fifth dynasty. It was decorated with scenes of daily life.

“Another tomb belonged to Meri, the keeper of the secrets and assistant to the great leader of the palace,” he said.

“Numerous statues were found among the tombs, including one representing a man and his wife and several servants,” the statement added.

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